Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: November 11th at 3:00 AM
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Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.
The Allentown Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 16th. Contact
your group leader from last year or call Rett Oren for information at
The Wild Creek / Little Gap Christmas Bird Count will be held on December
17th. Contact your group leader from last year or call Corey Husic for
information at 570-269-7509.
The Bethlehem-Easton-Hellertown Christmas Bird Count will be held on
December 30th. Contact your group leader from last year or call Don &
Elaine Mease for information at 610-346-7754.
Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s
birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”. A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE (Tekening area),
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1 to at least 11/1.
Sightings from HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Dunlin – 2 on 11/5 (at the Hanoverville Road retention pond).
Sightings from LITTLE GAP, Carbon County:
SANDHILL CRANES – 2 on 11/4 (fly-by’s).
Sightings from the SLATINGTON area, Lehigh County:
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD – 1 on 11/9 and 11/10 (adult male at a private feeder).
Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 5 on 11/7; 6 on 11/10
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 11/6
Red-tailed Hawks – 100 on 11/7; 172 on 11/10
Golden Eagles – 3 on 11/7; 11 on 11/10.
Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County:
At the Dorney Park pond:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow – 1 on 11/4.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 to at least 11/3
Dunlin – 1 on 11/3 and 11/5
Bonaparte’s Gulls – 33 on 11/9.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
BLACK SCOTERS – 2 back on 10/30
LONG-TAILED DUCKS – 2 on 11/4
Bonaparte’s Gulls – 20 on 11/9
CAVE SWALLOW – 1 on 11/7
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 11/4.
Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey:
At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch:
Red-shouldered Hawks – 68 on 11/4.